Former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar passes away
Jagdish Khattar, former managing director of Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL), passed away on Monday due to a cardiac arrest. He was 78 years old.
Khattar’s demise was confirmed by Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava. “This is a deep personal loss and has come as a big shock. We had worked together for many years. He is someone who had done a lot of good for Maruti,” Bhargava told CNBC-TV18.
He was associated with Maruti Udyog Limited between 1993 and 2007.
Khatta joined Maruti in 1993 as a director (marketing) and went on to become the managing director in 1999, first as a government nominee and then as a Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) nominee in 2002.
Before MUL, Khattar had been an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and had more than 37 years of experience. He had served as the joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Steel and held key administrative positions in the Uttar Pradesh government.
After retiring from MUL in 2007, Khattar founded Carnation Auto, a multi-brand automotive sales and service company, in 2008.